How to spot the eerie 'false dawn' that's visible in February

The zodiacal light, or false dawn, is an eerie cone of radiant light extending up from the horizon that'll be visible for two weeks beginning February 10th.

False dawns happen when light from the sun reflects off cosmic dust which are scattered by comets. The comets are found revolving around the Sun in an orbital path between the Sun and the solar system's biggest planet, Jupiter.

You're most likely to see the light show after sunset during spring towards the west, and to the east before sunrise in autumn.

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